― Jean-Jacques Rousseau
I see it everywhere -- separation, detachment and me-ness (meanness too).
Community, love and inclusiveness. Why can't they be our touchstones?
I know, because our egos rule the world.
Yesterday, as I was driving back from a networking meeting, and watching all the cars racing down the local A-road, I thought, imagine if we had to go to work like bees or ants to build something or make something of value. It would start off well but, within a nanosecond, we'd all be doing our own thing because that's how we're hard-wired. Oh sure, there would be a few people in the group trying their level best to make it work but in the end they too would go their separate ways.
And I telling you something you don't already know?
And perhaps that's why all the talk of growth, economic prosperity and values is so empty when we can't see that absent a world of deep, ego-less connection we're doomed as a species.
Sorry, that's a dark spot to be but I can't see any other place for us.